Almost 2 weeks ago, we hosted the nation’s largest celebration of STEM! Over the 4-day celebration, 370,000 attendees visited the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The theme for the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, was “STEM Can Take You” which offered the incredible opportunity for attendees to experience the wonder of STEM with thousands of hands-on activities, interactive stage shows, one-on-one discussions with scientists and engineers and so much more!
Some of the key highlights included the Career Predictor with Lockheed Martin, a forever STEM stamp reveal by the USPS, Honda’s ASIMO, Stanley Black & Decker’s Makerfest, NASA Astronauts, Explosive Science with Dr. Kate Biberdorf, coding with PwC & Black Girls Code and much, much more! Thank you to all of our AMAZING sponsors, exhibitors, performers, speakers, and volunteers! Videos of the stage show performances are coming soon! View more photos on Instagram and Flickr.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.